Sunday, June 24, 2012

More Deborah Lippmann Goodness - Mermaid's Dream

I am so in love with the majority of Deborah Lippmann polishes that are out there, I just wish they weren't so stinking expensive.  I only own about 6 or 7 for this very reason.  Unfortunately for me and fortunately for DL, my craving for new polishes runs very very deep and this was one of those polishes that made me say "I MUST HAVE IT!!!" when I saw it.
This is Mermaid's Dreams and is described by the DL website as" MERMAID'S DREAM seafoam splendor (glittered shimmer).  I would say that quite the accurate description.   I have never seen another polish even close to this one...yet, which makes it even more special. 

For these photos I applied 3 coats topped with SV.   As you can see it's not a very smooth polish, but that's because it's chocked full of glittery shimmery goodness.
Also btw, I bought a new camera (Sony Cybershot DSC-WX150).  Yay!  It seems to be recognizing colors a whole lot better than my last Cybershot, which was hobbling on its' last leg after being only 2 yrs old (poor baby- I put it through the ringer).  It's so nice and takes such great pics that it makes me want to share more nail polish pics and other miscellaneous pics on here and I just might and you will be subjected to it and you will like it! 

Until next time!

The New Black - Making Ombrè Manis EASY

I finally picked up one of the Ombrè Shades manicure sets by The New Black the week before last.  I chose the black to silver set called Graffiti, but they also offer sets in pink to red, light to dark purple, light to dark blue and quite a few more.  I've wanted to try an ombrè for a month or two now, but I didn't want to spend what I was sure what would be forever trying to go through my nail polish stash to find colors that would be right for it.  The New Black makes it so easy to get the look without the hassle and can be found at Sephora or Nordstrom and on HSN.  I got mine through Sephora online and for $22.00, which is not a cheap price for 5 small .4 ml polishes, but it's also not something that's going to necessarily break the bank either.  I had a couple of other items I needed ti pick up so shipping ended up being free and also fulfilled my desire to get packages in the mail ♥

The polishes themselves were very easily to apply.  Each has a nice formula and actually dried rather quickly.  I ended up using 2 coats of each topped off with SV with the exception of the silver glitter, which needed 3 coats.

Here ya go:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More Revlon love with Posh

This is another great color from Revlon to add to the nail polish lemming list.  I don't think the photos I took really convey what a lovely and wearable color this is and as you can see, the color changes slightly from picture to picture as I changed settings trying to capture the way it actually looks in person.  Posh reminds me more of a jade green than how it looks in these photos, which I think comes across as a Kelly green.  Regardless, if you see this polish at your local CVS, Walgreens, or Ulta, I would highly recommend giving it a chance.  This creme applies smoothly, dries fairly quickly and has a good shine on its own even without a top coat.

For these pictures, I was wearing a base coat of Orly Bonder, 3 coats of Posh, and  top coat of SV.

Without further ado,  POSH

Revlon Blue Lagoon + Deborah Lippmann Happy B-day Jelly Sandwich

A new trend in nail polishing these days is called the "jelly sandwich".  I don't know who started it, but I'm a big fan because I now have a new purpose for my glitter polishes.

Here is my second go at a jelly sandwich using Revlon's Blue Lagoon and Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday.  The end result reminds me of Revlon's Whimsical, but better.   I invite you to follow my middle finger on its sandwich journey....

Here are the products:
Revlon Blue Lagoon

Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday

I started with a base coat of Orly Bonder, then 2 thin coats of Blue Lagoon.

Then a coat of Happy Birthday...

 Followed by another thin coat of Blue Lagoon and a coat of SV.

I am totally digging this manicure.  I have been wearing it for almost 5 days, which is practically unheard of for me as I usually change my nail polish every other day.  I love that it's so light and summery looking.  Blue Lagoon is really a stunning color.  Revlon has been hitting them out of the park lately.  My boss nailed it when she said it reminded her of those robin speckled chocolate eggs they sell at Easter time.

What do you think?  Will you be trying your own jelly sandwich and if so, what colors/glitters will you be using?

Until next time!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe - Glitterfest

I have been a very bad blogger.  I started this blog with the intention of posted daily and sharing my love for all things polish, but unfortunately good old life gets in the way.  :(
So after much time here is a long overdue one dedicated to one gorgeous polish - Deborah Lippman's Across the Universe.  I love love love love this polish.  It's has an almost midnight blue base and has hexagonal pieces of blue and green glitter and then also teeny tiny blue microglitter. The description on her website is "blazing blue and metallic green glam in sheerest navy (glitter)".  It's so pretty the way the glitter looks suspended in the base and actually builds up quite nicely.  I believe this was four coats and even though you can still kind of see a little bit of VNL, it's of no consequence.

The other thing I adore about this polish is the name - Across the Universe is hands down my favorite Beatles song of all time.  
Now I'm not going to lie, Deborah Lippmann polishes are what I would call an "investment" because they are pretty pricey (to me, anyway) at as little as $15.50 a bottle to $18.00 a bottle, but if you can't find a good dupe, it's worth it, I say.  I have not seen a dupe for this baby as of yet.  Revlon seems to be the "go to" brand for a good handful of DL glitter polishes.  

Here you go: